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Balance and blend – the new dean of commerce
23 March, 2016

When Ingrid Woolard threw her hat into the ring for the position as dean of commerce towards the end of 2015, it was with some hesitancy. The selection process had already gone two rounds and there was her research to think about – a body of work that has earned her a formidable reputation in government policy circles, but also has a good measure of personal significance.

As pro vice-chancellor for poverty and inequality, Professor Murray Leibbrandt, says, she is “without a peer as a producer of survey data and a top-cited economic researcher.”

Woolard cut her teeth as a data manager on the country’s first national living standards measurement survey in 1994, which the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) produced with the World Bank at the request of the ANC.

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UCT student to continue activism at Oxford
04 January, 2016

He is a recipient of a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship because of his impressive academic record and leadership skills. Yet, Sakhe Mkosi aims to use this opportunity as a platform for further activism to promote decolonisation and transformation at the world-renowned University of Oxford.

I feel an ethical tension in accepting a Rhodes Scholarship. Once I am at Rhodes House [in Oxford] I will get involved in initiatives such as Redress Rhodes, which seek to address the remnants of [Rhodes'] sordid colonial history, particularly insofar as they linger within the scholarships themselves," explained Mkosi, who is studying towards an MPhil in Public Policy and Administration at UCT.

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Appointment of new Dean of Commerce
31 December, 2015

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Dr Max Price, has announced the appointment of the first women dean of Commerce – Professor Ingrid Woolard from the School of Economics. For his letter to colleagues and students

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